I’m a naturally shy person. I’d never call myself witty (or a wordsmith) and I’m certainly not someone who can enter a room and know how to easily chat up strangers. Nope, that’s not me. I’m quiet and socially awkward and nervous. Maybe that makes me insecure or maybe it makes me endearing? Either way it’s me and I’ve gotta to work with what I’ve got. That’s not to say I don’t push myself to step outside my comfort zone. I can recall a specific time when a dear friend (who is equally shy) and I made a pact before entering an event: We would not stand behind a glass wall all night. Today I can proudly say EyeSwoon has shattered my glass wall. So even though I still get butterflies in my belly every time I have the opportunity to cook with a designer, chef or influencer who I admire, I remind myself to use what I love, FOOD, as they grand unifier. It’s the thing that levels the playing field and it’s something I always approach with passion and confidence.
When Jessica Hendricks graduated from New York University, she found herself in Cambodia, a Buddhist country located in the Southeast region of Asia. Upon traveling to Ankor Wat, an exquisite site filled with ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, Jessica learned about the infamous 1970s genocide. She also came by Nicholas Kristof’s novel Half The Sky, which mainly explores the alarming worldwide issue of human trafficking—Cambodia being one the places where modern-day slavery still exists and targets young females. Inspired by Cambodia’s history and its current issues, Jessica created The Brave Collection—a line of jewelry handmade in Cambodia by local and talented artisans.
With millions of apps swimming around in the iTunes store, it's easy to overlook some of the most innovative and potentially life-altering ones. If you've always stuck to the simple life of essential iPhone apps (Messages, Mail, Music, and Maps), we urge you to explore what's out there this spring. From submitting instant rental applications to a mile-high club version of Tinder (we're serious), click through for the best apps to download now. You might survive NYC without them, but just barely.
Tonight, The Frick Collection hosts its Annual Young Fellows Ball, Fendi celebrates Midnight on Madison, No.8 hosts a VIP 'Spring Fling' and more. As always for full details and more events be sure to check out our calendar.
In celebration of the Emanuel Ungaro FW15 Saks Fifth Avenue trunk show, Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman hosted an exclusive cocktail in honor of Fausto Puglisi, the brand's Creative Director. After the event, Fausto Puglisi invited his closest friends and supporters to a private dinner at Wallsé in the West Village. Among the guests were Derek Blasberg, Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman and Jason Beckman, Jamie Bochert, Ty Hunter, Nicole Phelps, Riley Montana, Eugenia Gonzalez and Nevena Borissova.
Fifty and fabulous - the term has never been more true than it is now that it can be applied to Sarah Jessica Parker. The quintessential gal-about-town, fashionista, shoe designer, and actress has been one of our style icons since the '80s and her daring looks show no sign of calming down. As she celebrates her 50th birthday today, we celebrate her year in amazing ensembles. From flared frocks to casual layers, click through to see SJP's best style moments.
Chances are you made a resolution way back in January to get your life more organized. Chances ALSO are you forgot all about that by February. Well, with a new season comes new beginnings, so start taking notes, making appointments, and labeling everything this spring with the help of these stationary must-haves. Chic, functional, and fun to use, they're the perfect supplies to have on your desk at ALL times.
Tonight, The New Museum celebrates with its Triennial Party, the Affordable Art Fair kicks off with a private viewing and more. As always, for full details and more events be sure to check out our calendar.
For the third year in a row, the Hark Society's Emerald Tie Gala proved to be one of the best events of the season. Held at Capitale on Friday, the annual event called forth the coolest young patrons on the scene for a night of partying for the Passion Project – a grant program providing kids the opportunity to pursue their passions. As usual, the charity gala was just the occasion to dress to the nines, and every guest took the black (or emerald) tie dress code seriously. From glittering gowns to red hot tuxes, click through for a look at the best dressed duos of the night!